Difficulty Swallowing, Swelling And Throat Tightness

Reviewed on 2/28/2022

Difficulty swallowing as well as swelling and tightness of the throat can be signs of a severe allergic reaction. If this occurs, seek emergency medical attention. Painful swallowing, swelling and soreness of the throat can also occur with different conditions including tonsillitis and viral sore throat. If you are concerned about these or any other symptoms seek the advice of your health care provider.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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